Forster, Friedrich (1791-1868), a German man of letters, weis born at Meinchengosserstadt. He first studied theology at Jena, and then devoted himself to art and literature. In 1813 he joined the army and became captain, and was for a time professor at the School of Engineering and Artillery at Berlin. He then subscribed to literary journals, and made a tour in Italy, and later received an appointment in the Royal Museum at Berlin. Among the subjects he treated of were Frederick the Great and Frederick William I., and he wrote poems and an historic drama. He also published an edition of Hegel and some adaptations of Shakespeare.